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Table 2 Ease of use and level of satisfaction*

From: A questionnaire-based survey to assess patient satisfaction, ease-of-learning, ease-of-use, injection site pain and overall patient satisfaction of the follitropin-alpha (Gonal-f) filled-by-mass (FbM) prefilled pen compared with other systems of gonadotrophin administration

Question Possible answers Patient response (n) Patient response (%) Total no. patients who responded to question
How easy did you find the self-injection of the follitropin-alpha pen? Very easy 514 79.0 651
  A little difficult 125 19.2 651
  Difficult 11 1.7 651
  Very difficult 1 0.2 651
  N/A 12   
How easy was it for you to use the follitropin-alpha pen? 1 ( very difficult) 5 0.8 651
  2 4 0.6 651
  3 7 1.1 651
  4 8 1.2 651
  5 24 3.7 651
  6 7 1.1 651
  7 41 6.3 651
  8 129 19.8 651
  9 174 26.7 651
  10 (very easy) 252 38.7 651
Did you administer the injections yourself during this treatment cycle? Yes, completely 454 70.4 645
  Yes, some injections 185 28.7 645
  No 6 0.9 645
  N/A 18   
Did you use the follitropin-alpha pen (self-injection) outside the home? Yes, I have injected outside the home 116 17.8 651
  No, all injections were administered at home 535 82.2 651
  N/A 12   
  If Yes, how convenient was it to carry the follitropin-alpha pen with you?
  Very good 49 43.0 114
  Good 60 52.6 114
  Bad 5 4.4 114
How confident did you feel that you accurately administered your daily dose using the follitropin-alpha pen during this treatment? Very confident 283 43.8 646
  Somewhat confident 357 55.3 646
  Not at all confident 6 0.9 646
  N/A 17   
How painful was the injection with the follitropin-alpha pen 0 (no pain) 139 21.2 657
  1 236 35.9 657
  2 123 18.7 657
  3 77 11.7 657
  4 21 3.2 657
  5 36 5.5 657
  6 13 2.0 657
  7 5 0.8 657
  8 4 0.6 657
  9 2 0.3 657
  10 (most pain) 1 0.2 657
Which was less painful; follitropin-alpha pen or other product? Follitropin-alpha pen 347 89.0 390
  Same 39 10.0 390
  Other product 4 1.0 390
  N/A or No use of other product 273   
Overall, how satisfied are you with the follitropin-alpha pen Satisfied 521 80.2 650
  Neither satisfies or not satisfied 124 19.1 650
  Not satisfied 5 0.8 650
  N/A 13   
How would you rate the overall level of satisfaction when using the follitropin-alpha pen? 1 (not satisfied at all) 4 0.6 651
  2 2 0.3 651
  3 4 0.6 651
  4 5 0.8 651
  5 34 5.2 651
  6 18 2.8 651
  7 42 6.5 651
  8 141 21.7 651
  9 153 23.5 651
  10 (very satisfied) 248 38.1 651
Based on your experience, would you recommend follitropin-alpha pen to another woman considering fertility treatment? Yes 596 93.9 635
  No 39 6.1 635
  N/A 28   
  1. *Patients were asked a series of questions to assess how easy it was to use the follitropin-alpha (FbM) prefilled pen and to assess overall levels of satisfaction with the pen. N/A = patient did not answer the question.